Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 683 highlights another collection of model photos from our 2016 East Coast Meet in W. Springfield, Massachusetts in January, 2016. Brad Hassler built the beautiful vintage Kenworth needlenose truck tractor shown here. Special thanks to photographer Andy Madden for his contributions to this photo gallery. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 683! [posted 05/29/2016]


Our May New Products continues with an announcement from Zycon Models of a new brass tractor-trailer with load project from All World Models. This model is a very limited production run (25 sets). The set consists of 1/87 scale Kenworth T800 truck tractor, trailer components, and transformer. May began with an announcement from Classic Metal Works of a new production run of their classic GMC PD4501 Scenicruiser in the red, white, and blue "Pepsi" paint scheme. Check out all the details in our May New Products.


Conrad, the manufacturer of high quality 1/50 scale model cranes, construction equipment, and trucks is hosting an open house to celebrate 60 years in business on June 25, 2016. Highlights include:

Program:

  • Admire Show Trucks, Cranes & Construction Equipment
  • Food Court
  • Build Your Own Model
  • Customized Model Displays
  • Young Enthusiast Play Area
  • Model Sale includes Current & Discontinued Models and Spare Parts
  • Conrad Tour - museum 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 60th Anniversary Model
Register online now (up to June 17th) and lock in your 10% rebate on all in stock models on the event day. After a few days you will receive an e-mail with your confirmation of registration (barcode).

We encourage 1/87 scale enthusiasts to attend and use the opportunity to encourage Conrad (politely of course) to produce more 1/87th scale models!

[Click here for downloadable brochure in PDF format] [posted 05/24/2016]


Who We Are, What We Do

The 1/87 Vehicle Club was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate scale vehicle and equipment models specifically in 1/87 (HO) scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains, by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling.

Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in 1/87 (HO) scale. This web site and associated events are the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.

   Upcoming Events

Publisher Bob Sundstrom announces the June 2016 issue of Model Freightways (#56) has been mailed to subscribers. The theme for the current issue is 'The Night Shift' with night truck driving experiences from many of their readers that run the gamut of routine to scary! Also featured are The Spaulding Trading story, Meet Clare and Sylvan Scale Models, CF Memories, building pup trailers, Lehigh Valley pigs on the workbench, a great story by Mont Switzer titled 'Don't break down on Saturday Night,' and much more. Contact publisher Bob Sundstrom for subscription details. [posted 05/14/2016]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 682 highlights another collection of model photos from our 2016 East Coast Meet in W. Springfield, Massachusetts in January, 2016. This Ford C stakebed truck is the handiwork of Jesse Michaud. Special thanks to photographer Andy Madden for his contributions to this photo gallery. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 682! [posted 05/23/2016]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 681 comes from Canadian modeler Jim Groeneweg. This Freightliner Argosy single axle truck tractor is another of Jim's exemplary models! We welcome first-time contributors Wayne Sittner, Raymond Rodriguez, and Ramon Beyer debuting in this gallery. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 681! [posted 05/14/2016]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 680 comes from Swiss modeler Bruno Zueger. This Western Star truck tractor and woodchip B-train doubles are fine examples of Bruno's modeling. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 680! [posted 03/21/2016]

We continue to update the Classic Mint Collectibles web site as we uncover more photos, some never before published. This is another of the projects we've recently completed, an archival web site for Classic Mint Collectibles. In case you're a recent "convert" to 1/87 scale or have only recently discovered our web site, Classic Mint Collectibles produced some of the most exquisite museum quality brass models of HO scale Peterbilt trucks, Komatsu and John Deere mining and construction equipment, and Talbert lowboy and Heil pneumatic bulk trailers from 2003 through 2009. Having been involved in the research and development of these models we feel uniquely qualified to keep the brand at the forefront of any discussion regarding high quality models in 1/87 scale. We'll be adding to the site and doing all we can to keep the content fresh so please check it out. We hope you enjoy the site! [posted 08/02/2013]

We invite you to check out the N Scale Vehicle Association's latest web site updates. Trainworx continues to announce a wide range of modern truck tractors and trailer in addition to the five new N scale tractor-trailer models based on movies and TV shows shown previously. Based on the photos these are going to be outstanding models and adds sorely needed North American prototype variety to N scale layouts and collections! Check it out!

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